London is regarded as one of the most avant-garde fashion week cities, with a schedule that promotes emerging designers as well as serious fashion names. British favourites Erdem, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and Roksanda were among the highlights, along with several new names at the event, such as Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou and Alexa Chung.
While the autumn/winter 2018 collections were all about caramel and toffee tones, spring/summer 2019 was all about sherbet yellows, hot pinks and acid oranges. “Go bold or go home” seemed to be the motto of the week, with plenty of designers making a strong case for bright, vibrant hues. The 1980s were back, with the decade’s signature sartorial touches, such as oversized blazers, mid-length skirts and high-waisted trousers, coming to the fore.
London’s famously vibrant aesthetic continued, with designers offering a fresh take on fashion and music, and in many cases combining the two. Disco was a dominant theme in the UK capital this season, with sequins, minidresses and super-sized heels featuring across many collections. While some designers presented fun fashion, there were also many who opted for more wearable collections this season, offering clothing designed for women on the go.